Advertisement

Embed vs imbed

Imbed is just a variation in spelling of embed, which means to put something inside something else, usually deep so it will not come loose.


Advertisement

Its derivatives include embedded, embedding, and embedment. The spelling variation continues through all forms: imbedded, imbedding, and imbedment. (The last imbedment is almost obsolete.)

The spelling is so preferred that it is advisable to use simply to avoid having your readers think you misspelled.

Advertisement

Check Your Text

Comments

  1. mattbianco says:

    Thank you.

  2. All of your examples are physical. Is it correct grammar to embed a thought or emotion?

    • Pretty sure it doesn’t make a difference at that point. I feel like the last line sums it up pretty well.
      “The e spelling is so preferred that it is advisable to use simply to avoid having your readers think you misspelled.”

      It’s not that either is grammatically incorrect, if I’m reading this right. It’s that one is so much more preferred than the other that there’s almost no point using the variation.

Speak Your Mind

advertisement
About Grammarist
Contact | Privacy policy | Home
© Copyright 2009-2014 Grammarist
Ad will be closed in 5 sec.